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  News Fronts
T. J. Snow’s Matt Post Elected RWMA Chairman
PA, manufacturer of complex tooling and precision machined components, has announced its acquisition of Niles, IL-based X-L Engineer- ing, which will join Oberg Med- ical to become its XL Division. X-L has expertise in grinding, turning, milling, wire EDM, Swiss machining and gun drilling.
Matt Post has been elect- ed chairman of the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance, a standing commit- tee of the American Welding Society. Post is a regional sales manager for T. J. Snow Co.
Lantek Obtains Omax Certification
AXYZ Enters Waterjet Industry via WardJet Acquisition
Lantek, a Spain-based provider of software solutions for manufacturing intelligence with operations in Mason, OH, has obtained the Omax Com- patible partner certification from Omax Corp., Kent, WA, manufacturer of waterjet-cut- ting systems. The certification enables the integration of Lantek Expert software in Omax waterjet-cutting machines.
AXYZ International, a Burlington, Ontario, Canada- based manufacturer of CNC router systems and CNC knife systems, has acquired Ward- Jet, a Tallmadge, OH-based manufacturer of waterjet-cut- ting machines.
systems for the cutting of tubes and profiles, and for the welding of large-format metal sheets. The acquisition of TTM Laser depens Bystronic’s existing portfolio for the laser-cutting process step with applications for tubes with diameters between 1⁄2 and 32 in.
ing, PA, facility to help meet increasing demand for aero- space, consumer-electronics and electric-vehicle-manufac- turing customers.
Weld Mold Earns 2017 ASM Historical Landmark Award
ASM International has presented Weld Mold Co. with the prestigious ASM Historical Landmark Award for 2017, which recognizes Weld Mold for developing and innovating a flood- welding process for weld-die repair. Matt Kiilunen, who found- ed the company in 1945, was personally responsible for inno- vating the process, which increased die life while reducing customer costs, according to ASM International officials. The award recognizes sites and events that have played a promi- nent role in the discovery, development and growth of metals, metalworking and all engineered metals.
Weld Mold, Brighton, MI, provides custom solutions for general welding applications and forge welding, including a full line of specialty high-alloy welding electrodes, cored-wire and solid-wire products for welding and flood welding, and specially designed machinery to facilitate the flood-welding process.
Oberg Expands with X-L Engineering Acquisition Oberg Industries, Freeport,
Solar Atmospheres, Inc., Hermitage, PA, has added a $1.8-million vacuum furnace designed to quench with argon at 10 bar using a 600- hp variable-speed motor run- ning at 460 V. The goal of the massive quench system by Solar Manufacturing, Inc., Souderton, PA, is to quench larger batches of power-gen- eration castings by increas- ing the cooling rate and elimi- nating the supplemental use of helium. The furnace incor- porates Solar Manufactur- ing’s SolarVac 5000 control system, which allows for com- plete process automation.
Solar Atmospheres Adds 10-Bar Furnace
Amada Miyachi America, Inc., a provider of resistance welding, laser welding, mark- ing, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, has appointed Kurt A. Tolliver vice president, sales. A 20-year company vet- eran, Tolliver previously man- aged the company’s southern United States, Mexico, Cen- tral America, and European sales networks. In his new role, he will oversee world- wide sales of all Amada Miy- achi America products, including resistance welding, laser welding, laser marking and micromachining, hermet- ic sealing, hot bar bonding and advanced manufacturing systems. Tolliver replaces James E. Malloy, who is retir- ing after serving 25 years as vice president, sales.
Camfil APC Revamps Website
Camfil Air Pollution Con- trol, Jonesboro, AR, has intro- duced its upgraded mobile- optimized website, The redesigned site also provides global access in multiple lan- guages, with the first phase including U.S. English, U.K. English, German and Chinese.
  The site enables visitors to find the solutions they need from the company’s line of high-performance industrial dust-, mist- and fume-collection equipment and accessories.
Bystronic, Inc., Elgin, IL, provider of cutting and bend- ing solutions, has announced the acquisition of its strate- gic partner TTM Laser S.p.A., an Italian technology compa- ny specializing in the devel- opment of 2D and 3D laser
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Business Notes
Carpenter Technology to Invest $100 Million in New Equipment
Bystronic Acquires Italian Tube, Sheet Processor
Carpenter Technology Corp., Philadelphia, PA, provider of premium specialty alloys including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt-based superalloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels, has announced that it will invest $100 million in soft- magnetics capabilities and a new hot-rolling mill at its Read-

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